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Constructive Psychotherapy
Theory and Practice
by Michael J. Mahoney

An invaluable teaching text and clinical resource, this is a book about how to do psychotherapy--how to apply the science of change to the complexities of helping people develop new meanings in their lives.

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An invaluable teaching text and clinical resource, this is a book about how to do psychotherapy--how to apply the science of change to the complexities of helping people develop new meanings in their lives. Explaining constructivist principles and illuminating what a skilled clinician actually does in day-to-day practice, Michael J. Mahoney shows how to nurture the therapeutic relationship while implementing such creative interventions as centering techniques, problem solving, pattern work, meditation and embodiment exercises, drama and dream work, and spiritual exploration. Appendices feature reproducible client forms handouts, and other useful materials.

302 Pages, Size: 6" x 9"

1. Constructivism: A Brief Introduction

2. Constructive Psychotherapy: An Overview of Practice

3. Constructive Assessment

4. Basic Centering Techniques

5. Problem Solving: Basic Behavioral and Cognitive Techniques

6. Pattern Work

7. Basic Process Work: Meditation and Embodiment

8. Drama, Fantasy, Dream Work, and Stream of Consciousness

9. Self-Relationship and Spiritual Skills

10. The Experience of Change

11. Being Human and a Therapist

Appendices:

A. Constructivism: History and Current Relevance.

B. Consent Form.

C. Personal Experience Report.

D. Breathing Exercises.

E. Body Balance Exercises.

F. Relaxation.

G. Mindfulness Meditation.

H. Mirror Time.

I. Kindly Self-Control.

J. Self-Comforting Exercise.

K. Spiritual Skills Exercises.

L. Human Change Processes: A Synopsis.

M. Recommendations for Therapist Self-Care.

N. Recommendations for Constructive Practice

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